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Can my home water heater also be a source of ldb contamination?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: No.

Not typically. Small water systems and those at temps above 120 f are not a significant source of contamination.

In brief: No.

Not typically. Small water systems and those at temps above 120 f are not a significant source of contamination.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Denise Reeves
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sometimes

If the water heater heats water to less than 140 degrees, ldb could grow.
It is more common to have the bacteria grow in a humidifier or fountain, or in an industrial cooling tower.

In brief: Sometimes

If the water heater heats water to less than 140 degrees, ldb could grow.
It is more common to have the bacteria grow in a humidifier or fountain, or in an industrial cooling tower.
Dr. Denise Reeves
Dr. Denise Reeves
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